Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt continues to see the public’s preference for the mRNA vaccine shaped by the initial attention to reports of clot death of the AstraZeneca vaccine, so millions of other mRNA COVID-19 vaccines by Moderna Recipients who have promised that batches will be available.
Although the supply of mRNA vaccines is limited in Australia, the AstraZeneca vaccine is readily available and is currently recommended for Australians over the age of 18. If you have any health concerns, it is advisable to talk to your doctor about potential risks.
Hunt expects the first million doses of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine to arrive in Australia next month, with final approval by the Therapeutic Goods Department expected within two weeks.
Once approved, supply is expected to grow to 3 million a month from October to December.
This is done in addition to the effective doubling of the mRNA Pfizer vaccine to 2 million per week and the homemade AstraZeneca type.
This increase in supply is due to the doubling of vaccination coverage from 700,000 per week a month and a half ago to about 1.3 million in the last seven days.
“It shows that we can achieve 2 million results a week in Australia,” Hunt told ABC’s Insider Program on Sunday.
The TGA is also evaluating a new antibody treatment, Sotrovimab. It will be available later this year.
“This drug isn’t for everyone,” Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told Canberra reporters.
“It is primarily intended for unvaccinated people. It is primarily intended for people at the highest risk of serious illness and should be given early in the course of treatment.”
The federal government has also swiftly set up 10 pop-up mental health support sites in and around Greater Sydney, offering A $ 17.7 million to extend the operation of at least 12 clinics in Victoria until June. increase.
Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejikrian announced on Sunday an additional 262 viral infections and the further death of an unvaccinated woman in her 80s.
The current death toll is 28.
Meanwhile, the blockade of southeastern Queensland will end on Sunday at 4 pm, with some restrictions remaining.
Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek said nine new cases were reported, seven of which were associated with indropili clusters.
“That’s all good news,” she said in her first appearance after two weeks of isolation after returning from the opening of the Tokyo Olympics and formal confirmation that Queensland was awarded the 2032 Olympics. Told.
However, starting at 4 pm, Cairns will enter a three-day siege after it is discovered that the infected man has been in the community for ten days.
Victoria recorded 11 new cases during the week-long blockade. All of these were not quarantined during infection, but are associated with previously reported cases.
Federal Minister Stuart Robert was asked to confirm reports in Skynew’s Sunday agenda program that the government had appealed to the US Biden administration for additional vaccines.
“Conversations continue around the world,” Robert said.
“When it comes to maximizing the amount of vaccinations for our population, our Pacific island families, and of course our larger areas, we can rest assured that the government will leave no problems.”
However, there is still hesitation in getting vaccinated.
Labor frontbencher Michelle Rowland said one of the problems for New South Wales voters covering Blacktown is their ability to obtain information.
“If you go to the information checker, you can get information in Icelandic, but not in Tamil. I’m one of the most Tamil-speaking constituencies across Australia.” She told Sky News.